DETECTIVES SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN NORTHGATE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK ARSON

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office
PIO Number:
20-7-31 (20-5-13)
BSO Case Number:
04-2005-001965 (UPDATE)
Date:
May 28, 2020
Time:
5:04 p.m.
Jurisdiction:
Lauderdale Lakes 
Place of Occurrence:
Northgate Neighborhood Park, 3555 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes 
Subject(s):
Chad Johnson, 19, 9/17/00, male, Fort Lauderdale (IN CUSTODY)
Tauaris Brewer, 33, 3/8/87, male, Fort Lauderdale (AT LARGE)
Rodney Holmes, 19, 11/17/00, male, Lauderdale Lakes (AT LARGE)
Description of Incident:

Johnson, Brewer, Holmes.JPG

Chad Johnson was located by Broward Sheriff’s Office violent crimes detectives for his involvement in a Lauderdale Lakes park fire, and now detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Tauaris Brewer and Rodney Holmes.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a pavilion on fire at Northgate Neighborhood Park located at 3555 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Lauderdale Lakes. BSO deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue personnel responded and observed the park’s main pavilion fully engulfed in flames in the center of the park. Firefighters extinguished the fire, and an area check revealed damages to the pavilion and its contents, as well as damages to a nearby playground.  

Surveillance video captured Johnson, Brewer and Holmes entering the park at approximately 3:22 p.m. that day and deliberately using trash to ignite a fire on a bench located in the main pavilion. Johnson, Brewer and Holmes were then seen leaving the area while the pavilion caught fire. 

Detectives later located Johnson at the Broward County Main Jail arrested on unrelated charges.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brewer and/or Holmes is asked to contact Violent Crimes Detective Derek Diaz at 954-321-4356. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.

Click here to view the surveillance video previously released.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. D. Diaz, VCU
Sgt. K. Stull, VCU

THIS REPORT BY:
Gerdy St. Louis/PIO
7/30/20 1510